$19 million affordable housing development completed in Oswego County

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New York Construction Report staff writer

A $19 million multigenerational affordable and supportive housing development is now completed in the Village of Pulaski.

Selkirk Landing Apartments is 20 duplex buildings with a total of 40 apartments and a two-story building with 24 apartments for residents aged 55 and older. All apartments are affordable to households earning at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income.

Also, there are 20 apartments for adults with a history of homelessness or housing insecurity. These residents will have access to on-site supportive services and rental subsidies funded through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative and administered by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

The development also includes a 3,000-square-foot separate community facility operated by Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Known as “The Hub,” the facility provides workforce development activities to help unemployed and under-employed lowincome individuals overcome barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment.

“We are happy to be able to bring much-needed affordable housing to the community of Pulaski, New York, as well as to be able to provide supportive housing so that individuals can be supported in the community setting that is familiar with them,” said Susan Kimmel of Lakewood Development. “With easy access to the wider village through sidewalks, residents will have access to a wide range of amenities, including the Salmon River. In addition, this allows the residents to truly be a part of the community.

“With our partnership with OCO, we were able to deliver the OCO Hub, a Services building that OCO can use to deliver services to the wider community. This is a great example of what can be achieved through public and private partnerships.”

The development was designed to achieve U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification at the silver level and to meet the requirements of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Low-Rise Residential New Construction program. Energy-efficient features include Energy Star or equivalent appliances, lighting, and equipment.

State financing included federal low-income housing tax credits that generated $13.4 million in equity and $4.9 million in subsidy from New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

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